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Commercial truck accidents involving passenger vehicles can be devastating, resulting in life-changing injuries or fatalities. If you were injured in a big rig accident that was caused by a negligent trucker, you must take legal action as soon as possible. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our truck accident lawyers can help guide you through the legal process and handle every aspect of your case. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, let our legal team fight for maximum compensation for your losses.

How Can a Truck Accident Attorney Help?

Truck accidents can be very complex, especially if multiple parties share liability. These accidents often result in severe, life-changing injuries or fatalities. If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be out of work and facing a recovery that may take several months or even years. When you have a truck accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins in your corner, they will go above and beyond to ensure you recover every penny of compensation you’re owed. 

A truck accident attorney on our legal team can also help by:

  • Conducting an in-depth accident investigation
  • Gathering evidence
  • Consulting with experts
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Filing paperwork
  • Handling all communication with the insurance company
  • Negotiating a fair settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit, if necessary

Insurance Requirements for Big Rigs in Texas

Insurance requirements for commercial trucks in Texas, includes:

Trucks carrying 26,000 Pounds of Cargo or Less

These vehicles are required to have a minimum of $300,000 in liability insurance coverage.

Trucks Carrying 26,000 of Cargo or More

These trucks are required to have a minimum of $500,000 in liability insurance.

Big Rigs Transporting Beyond State Lines

Vehicles that weigh over 10,000 pounds and are traveling out of state are required to have a minimum coverage of $750,000, per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Hazardous Materials

These trucks are required to have a minimum of $5,000,000 liability coverage.

Oil Transport

Both state and federal law require these trucks to have a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability coverage.

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Each year, Loncar Lyon Jenkins represents over 7,000 clients all over Texas and will travel to any city or town within the Lone Star state.

Leah Hicks
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If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
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The guidance and patience exhibited by Attorney LaRue and his team were paramount in the successful navigation of this event for my family and I. In a perfect world I won't have to ring his phone anytime soon, but should the Truck of Life dump on me again, I wouldn't hesitate to dial them up.
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My attorney David was realistic, thoughtful and genuine as well. Overall I was grateful for their help navigating a stressful experience. I would absolutely recommend this law office if you have any personal injury concerns. I was taken care of and spoken to with respect each step of the way. I’m so grateful for everyone that helped me
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If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
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Taking the Insurance Company Head-On

Because so much money is at stake, the insurance companies will fight to pay out as little as possible or attempt to deny a claim. When you hire an experienced truck accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins, they will handle all interactions with the insurance company, including settlement negotiations. 

Our legal team is familiar with the tricks and tactics that an insurance company will try to use to deny a claim or offer a low settlement. We will not back down until the insurance company makes a reasonable settlement offer. If they refuse to make a fair offer, we will prepare your case for court. During this time, your truck accident lawyer will continue to negotiate with the insurance company. The majority of the time, these cases are settled out of court. The insurance company does not want to risk paying more in court and does not want to spend time and money on a long trial.

What Are the 5 Most Common Types of Truck Accidents?

The most common types of big rig accidents include:

  • Underride accidents
  • Jackknife truck accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Lane change accidents
  • Tire blowout accidents

What Are the Common Causes of Semi-Truck Crashes?

Truck accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, including:

  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Unbalanced cargo
  • Inexperienced driver
  • Defective truck parts

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Semi-Truck Collision?

Multiple parties may share liability in a commercial truck accident, including:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The company responsible for loading and unloading the cargo
  • Truck parts manufacturer
  • Government entity responsible for maintaining roads
  • Person or company responsible for maintaining the semi-truck and trailer

Truck Accident Injuries

When a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with a big rig, the occupants of the passenger vehicle often sustain life-changing or fatal injuries. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our truck accident attorneys have handled many accident claims that have involved the following types of injuries:

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

Spinal cord damage

Nerve damage

Whiplash

Chest injuries

Leg and arm injuries

Broken bones/bone fractures

Back injuries

Neck injuries

Facial and dental injuries

Hearing loss and vision loss

Crush injuries

Amputations

What Types of Compensation Can a Truck Accident Victim Recover?

If you were injured in a commercial truck accident, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical care costs
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Your truck accident lawyer will carefully investigate your accident, explore all avenues of compensation, and ensure you pursue every penny of compensation you’re owed.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Truck Accidents in Texas?

You will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If you fail to file within the statute of limitations, your case may be dismissed and you will be unable to recover any compensation for your losses. When you work with an experienced truck accident lawyer on our legal team, you can feel confident that your lawsuit will be filed correctly and on time.

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer free consultations to discuss your case. If you’ve been injured in a collision that was caused by a negligent trucker, contact a truck accident attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. We can meet with you to go over your case, discuss your legal options and rights, and determine the best course of action moving forward. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve, for an accident that was caused by the negligence of another.

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Each year, Loncar Lyon Jenkins represents over 7,000 clients all over Texas and will travel to any city or town within the Lone Star state.

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Phone: +1 214 747 0422

Fax: 214.382.5838

424 S. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Dallas TX 75201